Expertise

Alana works as part of the planning team in Scotland. She is a qualified planner and solicitor with experience advising clients from across private and public sectors on wide range planning law topics including planning appeals, planning permissions and legal agreements, strategic planning advice and compulsory purchase.

Having worked for a local planning authority Alana understands the approach of authorities to planning applications and enforcement. Alana's experience covers advising on statutory process; reviewing and de-risking application submissions; advising on enforcement and court challenges. 

Alana's transactional work includes the drafting and negotiation of planning agreements and other planning related legal agreements, carrying out planning due diligence for developers and funders, and assisting with planning elements of property and corporate transactions.  

  • Negotiating complex planning agreements for housing providers and landowners in connection with the acquisition of development sites for mixed tenure or social housing development.
  • Re-negotiating planning agreements for housing providers and landowners. 
  • Providing strategic advice and preparing planning appeal documentation for major supermarket retailers and landowners.
  • Carrying out due diligence and advising clients in respect of onshore and offshore wind farm projects. 

Alana has had publications in Scottish Planning and Environmental Law. 

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of Scotland 
  • Royal Town Planning Institute

Education

  • University of Glasgow,  DipLP 2015-2016 
  • University of Glasgow, Msc Planning and Regeneration 2014-2015
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, LLB, 2010-2014
  • Year qualified - 2019